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DILLON HELD FOR TRIAL
FI'RTRFR EVIDENCE AGAINST THE
SANDERSN ILLK LAWYER.
CommlßPioiicr Lcwln Resnn Exami
nation of Wltnessej. AKninst Dil
lon, bo I* riinrsnl W llh I *inii
the Mail* to Uefrnnl—Sheriff I' n
-of lVasbiiiKlnn County Testi
fied n* to Confession Made Him ly
the Prisoner—Dillon Said He dwin
dled Pn Itlisher* to Provide \*edN
sarieit for His Pam II y— Selected
Wenlthy Corporations for Victim*.
Geoig’e R. Diiion, the Sandcrsviile law
yer, who was arrenod at the instance of
Postoflice Inspector Peer on a charge of
tasking the mails t. defraud, was given n
preliminary h<.irirq before United States
Commissioner Lewis yesterday afternoon.
The bearing was not eonvluded because
of Che absence from the city of several
material witnesses for the government.
These have been notified that their pres
ence is desired and will be on hand when
the hearing before the commissioner is re
sumed tnis afternoon. Enough has been
ndduced already to require the commis
sioner to hold Dillon for the action of the
grand jury at the next term of the United
States Distrk*t Court, and the evidence of
other witnesses will be received more for
the instruction and use of the district at
lornew. in the future preparation of the
c-ase. cha-n because it is essential or need
ed to determine the action of the com
Sheriff W. M. English of Washington
county was the only witness examined by
Commissioner Lewis. Sheriff English tes
tified to his arrest of Dillon, at the in
stance and request of the postoffice in
epoctor. to the find of tie 1 rooks in the
house occupied by the defendant and to
e confession made to him, in which Dillon
had acknowledged a material portion of
the criminal conduc t w ith which he stands
Dillon stated that he ordered, re
ceived and sold some of the books, which
he has been charged w ith having obtained
fraudulently, for the purpose of supplying
the wants of his wife and of the four lit
tle girls of whom he is the father. He*
had used, he claims, every legitimate and
honorable means to make a living for his
family and had be< n entirely unsuccess
ful. His family was in want, two of his
children were ill and money had to be
had. Therefore, it was then that he had
ordered the consignment of law books
from the VN ilhamson Law' Book < ompany
of Rochester. It was in endeavoring 10
get these books from the express office
Hhat he was detected and identified with a
positive certainty that led to his arrest.
The defendant acknowledger! also that
several times in the past he has followed
the same or a similar plan in securing
the money neeessary to supply his fam
ily with the necessities of life. His mem
ory on this subject, however, seems to
be particularly treacherous, for it cov
ers but a few of the many transactions
of which he is known to have been
As is usual with criminals of his class,
the last crime he committed was the last
he ever intended to commit. He told
the postoffice inspector that he had se
cured a position that would pay him sls a.
inoTTTh. and th.at when h* 1 began to re
ceive this munificent salary he intended
to abandon, at one and the same time,
both the practice of law and its viola
For some months it has been a matter
of amazement to the good people of San
ciersville. who. like the good of other
country towns, are wont to Take a very
lively int~rec< \ n rhr- affairs of their
neighbors, just how it was ihat Dillon
managed to support himself and his fam
ily in the manner in which they lived.
He had a law office, it is true, but no
one ever saw clients flocking to him for
and his practice amounted prac
tically to nothing Nevertheless, he seem
ed to have all that he wanted, and his
family show'ed no indication of needing
Express Agent Jones of Tennille will be
nrr.ong the witnesses who will testify in
Abe hearing* before the rommissinnrr this
afternoon. It was Agent Jones to whom
Dillon applied for the books that had been
f?ent to E. J. Watts at Tennille, repre
senting himself as the consignee. Dil
lon’s queer actions on that occasion, when
be was told that he muse he identified,
aroused suspicion In the breast of the
express agent, which, communicated to
Inspector Peer and added to information
already in his possession, caused the ar
res* of Dillon.
Dillon seems sincerely to repent the
crimes h% has committed. In partial ex
tenuation. however. he evers that he al
•vaj's selected prominent and wealthy cor
porations from which to order lx>oke. cor
porations that could well afford to lose
he money. His family needed the ordi
nary necessities of life, while the officers
of these corporations had a superfluity of
the luxuries. Under the circumstances he
acknowledges feeling that there was noth
ing radically wrong in what h - did.
It 1* a maxim of the detectives, that
v- rifled by Dillon’s career of crime.
• hat the buxine?? houses of standing nnd
reputation offer the easiest marks to the
craft of the swindler. Carrying on busi
ness themselves on a high plune, confi
dent that their measures obviate the pos
sibility, or at any rate the probability,
of their being defrauded, and assuming
that their correspondents say what they
mean nnd moan what they say, they fall
fin easy prey to the criminal, who go< s
ebout defrauding them with sufficient
g-uilo and intelligence and attention to
Thus it has been with Dillon. The
names of those he has swindled are sai.l j
to be legion. any each day adds to the ’
list. Some of the victims, it is further
eaid. have been swindled twice or even
thrice by Dillon, under his various aliases.
They had to have the point driven inio
them before ihev awaked to the fact that
they had been defrauded.
PRITCHARD CIIINH TO CHIN A.
JWill Probably Command Troop F ot
I-leut. G. B. Pritchard. Jr., of the Ninth
Cavalry ha* been ordered to China. The
nnnouncement of Ids going was made In
the Morning News several days ago. At
that time it was not definitely settled,
however. Capi. Pritchard received in
formation yesterday from Washington,
and also from Ids son, that the latter had
been transferred from Troop I. to Troop
K, the latter being a part of the squad
ron ordered to the Orient. It Is prob
able that Lieut. Pritchard will command
Troop E, owing to the c.iptatik, being In
Lieut, Pritchard failed to get in the
Bpanlsh-American mix-up, and has been
anxious from the start to get among the
Chinese. He has seen active service in
the West ever since ids graduation from
West Point. His p-esent station is Fort
Apache, Arizona, in the Department of
Colorado. Lieut. Pritchard has many
friends in Savannah, who are glad that
he has secured the fulfilment of his de
slre for active duty in the East. There
Is no doubt that he will be heard from in
case bis troop gets in from of the yel
To the Mountain*.
In the nick of time.
Juat when you are yawning and feehrg
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeard is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pills. Llltla treasure*—26c 'be box. Reg
pese Drug Qv, t ProprjewrA-^a,
HOT ABOUT A NICKEL.
One Negro Pnt a Ballet in Another
One negro with a bullet through his hat
and the other with a broken leg from a
1 pistol shot is the result of a shooting af
, fray that occurred yesterday morning at
East Broad and Anderson streets.
The principals are Arthur Middleton and
j Moses Jones. According to the story of
I the former. Jones was the aggressor. Mid
i dleton says that Jones owed him five cents
several months ago and that one day see
j ing a nickel belonging to his debtor on the
j ground he took it to square the debt, but
• that Jones resented his summary way of
| ollection and threatened to get even with
him. This incident, he says, occurred
nearly three months ego, and though he
saw nothing of Jones until yesterday he
has been told repeatedly that threats had
been made against him.
Wednesday night, the prisoner said, he
was to;l that Jones had been around An
derson and East Broad streets looking for
him, and he was told that Jones had a pie
■ol and said that he would shoot him. "So
this morning when I started,” he said. "I
got my own pistol and carried it along in
my |xx?ket. I was on my way to the
Standard Oil Company’s. I came from
Anderson street and just as I turned into
East Broad street I saw Jones. He saw
me, too. I stepped behind a tree and he
called out to me, ‘Cotne out from there,’
und kt me get at you.’ but I, instead,
crossed the street to near where a horse
and wagon was standing. Just before I
got then- he shot at me. I stepped behind !
the horse, which gave me time to get my
pistol, and then I shot at him twice in
Patrolman Crosby who heard the shots
hurried to the scene and arrested both
men. Jones he found had his leg broken
l rom the second of Middleton’s shots. Him
he sent to the infirmary, hut took the
other man to the barracks, where a charge
ot assault with intent to murder was en
tered against both of then*
After Middleton was loc'ked up it was
found that the bulk-t from Jones’ pistol
hod gone through his hat and within one
inch of his head.
THEIR NIGHTS ASHORE.
For Three Months Sailors Will Not
Re Yllowe'd to Sleep on Ship*.
The season is approaching when vessels
ing in the river will be deserted by
:heir crews at night. With The coming
°f August the men will not be permit
ted to sleep aboard their vessels. A city
ordinance probihits this as a health pre
caution, the gases and vapors from the
river at night being regarded as a menace
The season prescribed by the ordinance
extends from Aug. Ito Nov. 1. Formerly
June and July -were included, but five
months of expense ashore at night were
regarded as excessive by the owners of
ships and by the sailors. Health Officer
Brunner took the same view, and It was
upon his recommendation that The sea
son was shortened.
During the three months when nights
must be spent ashore the hotels do a
good lodging business. The crews are ac
commodated at some of them, but usual
ly only the officers go to the hotels, the
men going to the Port Society’s Bethel,
where lodgings are furnished at a very
low rate. The Port Society does a great
business during the season that Is re
garded as dangerous at night on the
■WEDDED AT ISLE OF HOPE.
Mr. .Tame* P. Waring and Alins Emma
.1. Huslelinrftt Married.
Mr. James P. Waring and Miss Emma
J. Hazlehurst were married last night at
the home of the brides parents, at Isle
of Hop.' The ceremony was performed
by Rev. J. L. Scully, rector of St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church. The brkle is the daugh
ter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas M. Hazle
hurst of Savannah. She has the best
wishes of a host of friends to whom she
has endeared herself by her many woman
Mr. Waring is n native of Charleston,
but has lived here for a number of years.
He is employed in the auditor’s office of
the Plant System.
Mr. and Mrs. Waring left for Atlanta
last night. They will visit Tallulah Falls
and other North Georgia resorts. After
August 10. they will be at home at Park
avenue ami Price streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Waring were remembered
by their many friends with a large num
ber of handsome presents of silver, glaze
ware and bric-a-brac.
TO BEAUFORT TO WED.
The Clifton llad nn Interesting
Couple on Her Last Excursion.
Wednesday’s excursion to Beaufort on
the eteamer Clifton was enlivened by n
wedding that took place in the South Car
olina city, the contracting parties going
over from Savannah and returning on the
home boat. Mr. Williams Sims and Miss
Nellie P.rannen were thoee particularly
interested, though Mr. Charles Folger
>r.d Miss Annie Everett accompanied them
as attendants. The ceremony was per
formed by a justice.
All the passengers were greatly inter
ested in the event. Those who knew tha
couple extended hearty congratulations,
and the unusual feature of a trip to Beau
fort by boat rather than one to Ridge
land by train, with matrimonial intent,
was generously commented upon, the gen
eral opinion being that the water route
The groom is conneeled with the fire
department, being stationed at headquar
ters. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
COUNCIL WILL NOT MEET.
tldermnn Jarrell’* Departure Leave*
No Quorum in the City.
No meeting of the City Council will be
held this afternoon. Acting Mayor Tiede
man said yesterday that it will be impossi
ble to secure a quorum. There were but
seven aldermen in the city' yesterday
morning, which is the number that con
stitutes a quorum, but Alderman Jarrell
left during the afternoon. Consequently,
there are but six in the city, and the meet
ing cannot be held.
Alderman Tiodemnn said the meeting
will not be held until next month. During
the months of August and September no
difficulty about meetings is experienced,
as a majority of the aldermen In the city
then constitutes n quorum. During those
months it is customary for many business
men to go away on vacation trips, and for
this reason it was Considered advisable
to make the majority of those remaining
form a quorum.
!-'HKMI FROM EN< \MPMENT. *
Lienf. Col. Hopkln* of the Fourth
Georgia In Savannah Veatterday.
Lieut. Col. W. N. Hopkins, second In
command of the Fourth Regiment of In
fantry'. Georgia State Troops, that has
been encamped at Cumberland Island for
’he past week or ten days, was in the
city on yesterday, on his way to his home.
Col. Hopkins stated that during the en
tire time his regiment was In camp there
was not one patient In the hospital and
hut one prisoner In the guard house, n
record truly remarkable in the annals of
encampment# among volunteer soldiery.
Col. Hopkins commanded a company of
the First Georgia Regiment during the
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1900.
PARADES DAY AND NIGHT.
ELK 9 STREET FAIR AND nRMVAI,
PROMISES BIG THINGS OF
Entire Park Extension to Be Utilized
in the Exhibition of the Large
Number of Attraction*— Some lime
Already Been Secured—Free Pa
rallel Through the Street* Will He
Among the Featnres— Flora I Pa
rade is Sehedaleil—There Will Bea
Queen of the Carnival, W ith Four
tier* and Maid* of
tion of the Queen to liiaugnrate
The Street Fair and Carnival to be
given in the fall by the Savannah Lodge
of Elks, promisee to be the biggest thing
of the kind ever held In Savannah, and
one of the biggest ever held in the South.
The committee in charge says it will be
all of this and more.
The entire Park Extension is to be util
ized in the exhibition of the various at
tractions that will be comprised within the
Street Fair. The entrance is to be at the
intersection of Bull end Hall streets, and
from that point there will be a: every
step, something that will interest, amuse
or instruct the crowds. An animol show
that is the best In the world, a pair of
diving elks that are said to be marvelous,
a stable of race horses, which will run
chariot and other races, an industrial ex
hibition that will include, for the first
time, the products of the manufactories
around and in Savannah, a flower parade
by dpy, and illuminated pagehnts- by
night, are among the host of attractive
fearures that the management has prom
The Street Fair and Carnival will last
from Nov. 5 to 17, Inclusive, and may be
continued through the remainder of the
month. The contracts with the amuse
ment companies which will be engaged
will be made to read in this way, so that
the continuance through the month may
be effected without any trouble. Mr.
George D. Benson, who has had years of
successful experience in the business, has
been engaged as director, and is in full
charge of the selection of attractions. He
has been instructed to get the best and
cleanest that can l)e had for love or
money, and is following his Instructions
to the letter.
The consent of Council and of the mili
tary commands of the city has been secured
to the use of the Park Extension by the
Elks, the obstacles that formerly stood in
the way of the enterprise have been put
aside and time only' is needed to perfect
The floral parade will be a novelty in
Savannah, where, despite the abundance
of flowers that are to be had here during
the fall, no euch enterprise has ever be- n
carried to a successful conclusion. A
handsome prize is to be offered for the
carriage or trap most handsomely arrang
ed on decorated and it is expected that
there will be a large number of entries.
A Queen of the Carnival is to be selected
by a committee and the Queen is to have
a court, with courtiers and maids of honor.
The coronation of the Queen is to be one
of the spectacular features of the opening
Chairman W. J. Watson of the Execu
tive Committee announced yesterday the
committees, with their several chairmen,
by which the enterprise is to be conducted.
These committees, with their chairmen,
are as follows:
Executive, W. J. Watson; Privileges.
Leo McGovern; Premiums, Rev. Dr. W. C.
Schaeffer; Parades and Organizations, W.
T. Dixon; Advertising and Bill Posting,
J. C. Shaw; Floral Parade, W. R. Lea ken;
Ladies* Committee on Floral Parade. Mrs.
W. n. Lea ken; Music, W. F. Blois; Booths
and Buildings. W. D. Puder; Lights and
Decorations. T. F. Thomson; Contests and
Coronation. J. H. Furber; Police, Water
and Sanitation. W. J. Harty; Transporta
tion, W. W. Starr, and Reception, H. W.
The Street Fair nnd Carnival will be
advertised extensively nil over Georgia
and the adjoining states, and every effort
will l>e made to get as many persons here
as possible. To this end a rate of one rent
n mile has been practically secured from
the railroads entering the city from any
point within the state or within 200 miles
The carnival feature will be modeled
after the Mardl Gras at New Orleans, and
will be designed and carried out on an
elaborate scale. The parades will be
through the streets of the city, ami will
of course, he free. They will be intended
o attract audiences to the various per
formances that will be in progress at the
Within a few days an application will
be made to the Superior Court for a
charter for the ‘‘Elks (‘Parity Fund As
sociation," which will lie the legal name
of the organization by which the street
fair and carnival will be conducted. The
proceeds of the project are to be devoted
wholly to charity. The charity of the
Elks is of a quiet and unostentatious de
scription, but it is always promptly nnd
freely bestowed when need calls out for
HOLMES GOT TWELVE MONTHS.
Sound Guilty of Shooting at Joe
Grant Not in ills Own Defense.
Jerry Holmes was found guilty of shoot
ing at another, not In his own defense, by
a Ji|ry in the Superior Court yesterday aft
ernoon. Holmes had been indicted and
placed on trial for assault with Intent to
murder Joe Grant.
Holmes seemed from the evidence to
have been in an ugly and quarrelsome
mood at the time the assault upon Grant
was committed and had threatened per
sonal Injury to several other negroes. The
Jury believed, however, that he did not
actually mean to kill anyone, and found
him guilty therefore of the lesser grade of
the offense. Judge Falligant sentenced the
defendant to a term of twelve months on
the county chaingang.
BOV'S LEG ItnoKEX,
Wna Injured While lining Helped
From n liir hy His Mother.
An unusual accident occurred lost night
about 9 o'clock at Whitaker and Brough
ton streets. A large crowd collected when
it was known that a child had been hurt.
A lady was riding with lier little hoy. and
both left the ear at Broughton street. In
attempting to lift the little fellow from
the car, the Indy wrenched his leg, break
ing it. His foot had caught somewhere
alwut the running hoard As the acci
dent was described. It was not evident
that the company was In any way at
ONE TltorH tMi
hater Gltisnes, Six in „ het, to He
Given Away Friday and Saturday.
Just received. 1,000 water glasses (six
In a set), to he given away to all pur
chasers of any of the following articles:
One pound Then-Nectar <ea ooc
One pound Japo tea ‘75,
One pound A . * P. baking powder... ,45c
One pound best pepper 50c
One pound best mustard so<.
Two bottles extract, any kind jOc
11 worth of coffee, any kind; 0c worth
of tea, any kind; 76c worth tea and cof
These glasses are Just the article for
everyday use. Don't fail to procure a
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Com
pany. 106 Broughton street, west. Bell or
District Convention Ended With
Work of Third Decree.
The second meeting of the district con
vention of the worshipful masters of the
First Masonic district was held last night
and the work of the M. M. degree was
exemplified by District Deputy Charles F.
j Fulton, acting as worshipful master, and
the following acting officers of Solomon’s
Lodge: Messrs. John W. Parker, senior
. warden; H. W.vlly Johnson, juftior war
| den: U. H. MeLaws, senior deacon;
| George H. Richter, junior deacon; Wil
liam Denhart, senior steward; W. A. Cox.
j junior steward, and A. H. Dane, tyler.
The choir consisted of Messrs. F. E.
Keilbach, W. R. Fearon and Fred King.
Prof. John Wiegand was organist.
Though the attendance the night be
fore had been extremely large, that of
last night was even greater: probably
more than 200 persons were present, be
ing one of the largest crowds that has
ever attended a Masonic meeting here,
which is all the more remarkable consid
ering the extreme hot weather and the
many members of the local lodges that
are out of town.
The degree was conferred upon three
candidates for membership in Solomon's
Lodge. At the conclusion of the work the
lecture and a charge of the degree were
given by Mr. Keener of Augusta, chair
man of the Board of District Deputies. His
address was an excellent one; after relat
ing in a most charming manner the legend
uiton which is founded the M. M. degree,
he elucidated Us symbolism and brought
to the attention of the newly-made mem
bers the great lessons inculcated in so
forcible and eloquent a manner that he
received numerous congratulations at the
close of the lodge.
It was after midnight when the lodge
adjourned to the supper room, where an
excellent supper had been prepared by the
Independent Society of St. Paul s Church.
The convention has been a most decided
success in every way fraternally; as draw
ing together Masons who might otherwise
never meet, but principally as a means of
showing to the smaller lodges of the dis
trict the beauties of careful work and
study and the advantages and necessity of
adhering to the ancient landmarks of the
While this is the first convention of its
kind ever held here, and was due almost
entirely to the efforts of Mr. Fulton, it is
sure to be taken as precedent and there
is little doubt that future district depu
ties will see its advantages, and that con
ventions of a similar kind will be among
the events of each Masonic year.
BROOKS FOl XD SOT Gl ILTY.
Jury Fonnd Atlanta Dentist Innorent
of Forgery Very Qnickly.
Dr. E. L. Brooks, an Atlanta dentist,
was placed on Mai in the Superior Court
yesterday for the crime of forgery.
Though the case consumed considerable
time in its trial, the Jury required but
very lit tie in reaching and returning a
verdict of not guilty.
The facts in the case were that Dr.
M. D. Cowart of Collins sent to Dr. 1,.
B, Brooks, in Savannah, an express
money order for $5. The person to whom
the money was sent wgs a brother of
tho defendant in the case on trial
He died the day the order was sent
and it was received by Dr. E. L.
Brooks, who indorsed the name of his
dead brother on the hack of the order and
received the money it represented. These
facts were admitted.
It appeared on the trial that the
Brooks brothers were partners in the
dental supply business, and, further, that
E. 1.. Brooks had direct authority from
his brother to sign his name to all in
struments. If the money was in pay
ment of an account due the partnership,
the defendant had a right to sign the
partnership name, which was L. B.
Brooks; if the money was due personally
to L. B. Brooks the defendant still had
a right to sign the name, by virtue of
the authority that he exhibited to the
It further appeared in evidence that
there had been bad blood between the pros
ecutor in the case, C. M. Roberts, and the
defendant. Roberts was the father-in
law of the dead brother, and the quarrel,
possibly because it was between those
connected by marriage ties, was bitter and
After the verdict of not guilty had been
returned, one of the jurymen stated that
it was a crying shame that the prosecution
had ever been brought. It was a
persecution, thought this member of
the inquest, and the tables ought
to have been reversed. with the
prosecutor in the prisoner's box and the
defendant appearing against him. This
view seemed to be general. The defendant
was represented yesterday by Messrs.
Lowery Arnold of Atlanta, and J. F.
Evans of Savannah.
XCERCHVVTS ASK FOR CHARTER.
Prlnrlpnl Itetnilcr* of thr City Ask
In Re Incorporated.
The greater number of the leading re
tail merchants of the city united in a pe
tition that was filed in the Superior
Court yesterday, for the incorporation of
the Retail Merchants' Association of Sa
vannah. The Association has been
several years In existence, hut has been
without corporate powers. The absence
of right to enforce its by-laws upon de
linquent members has been a source of
some annoyance, and it is to remedy tilts
that the incorporation of the association
has been sought.
The objects of the association are stated
to be the establishment of a system of
credit ratings and commercial standing,
with the diffusion of information touching
this subject and othera of Importance in
(he business world among the members;
to promote the observance of correct busi
ness principles among the trade here, and
to induce friendly intercourse and co
operation among all the members, for the
advancement and improvement of the
trade 'interests of the city.
A prominent member of the association
stated that the proposed Incorpora
tion had absolutely nothing to do
with the early-closing movement nmong
the retail clerks, and that the aaeocla
tien's objects and purposes would not in
any way bo changed or affected. The In.
corporation is simply for the purpose
of facilitating the objects to which the
association is already pledged.
FELL FROM A CAR.
Little Negro banded on His Hern]
on Ilrouglitnn .Street.
That It Is a bad policy for small boys,
white or colored, to steal rides on steam
ears or street cars was again demonstra
ted yesterday afternoon. A colored young
ster was engaged In tills very pleasing
pastime on Broughton street, swinging
on a trailer that followed a motor car. He
lost his hold and fell on his head. He was
rather severely hurt, but it was the fault
of no one save himself.
Can Yon Tell Why
You have constant headaches, are nervous
and sleepless at night and feel tired in
the morning? Your blood Isn't carrying
the right materials to your- nerves anO
other organs. Begin taking Hood's Bar
eaparllia, the great biood enrlcher, and
you will soon realize a change. You will
feel betier and stronger, will relish your
food and enjoy refreshing sleep.
Nausea. Indigestion are cured by Hood's
tBUls.-sd. •- - ■
IT IS DULL IN THEIR LINE.
•PORTING MEN DECLARE GAM
BLING’S GLORY HNS DEPARTED.
lint It I* Relieved That the Coniine
of flic Fall Will Restore Thine* to
Their U*nnl Bony Condition—Then
the Kitty Will Work Off Some of
Her Kinatiation. nnd the Battle of
Chip* Will Attain Be Abroad in the*
Land —lt I* Only the 'lore Elabo
rate Form* of the Wooing of the
Fickle Goddes* That Now Suffer.
The Small Stake* Games Still
Fickle Fortune has but few devotees In
Savannah. That is what the gamblers
say. It pairs them to note a woeful falk
ing off in the number who engage in ven
turesome dalliance with the painted paste
boards, the rapidly turning wheel, the
darkles’ beloved craps or the faro layout.
Things are not what they used to be, the
professionals sadly exclaim.
That there is little doing, Is the general
cry. The more pretentious establishments
find It hard to make expenses. The keno
joints continue to flourish, if the hum of
many voices and the gleam of lights from
the places they are said to occupy count
for anything, but keno is a little game.
Diminutive stakes gain admission into It,
through the house makes all the same. A
great many seek fortune through its agen
cy, and there is the fascination of the
possibility of running ten cents to as many
dollars. In fact, that is by no means the
limit to the possibilities, for it is recorded
that winnings of a hundred or so have
grown from even so small a sum. Few,
indeed, are they who have been so lucky,
yet there are many who are chasing the
elusive in the hope that they, too, may
taste of the sweets of fortune.
Policy, too, is said to be still flourishing.
That is ever dear to the colored heart,
while many white people are afco lured
by its enchanting power. Drawings are
made two or three times a day, attaches
of the establishments floating about among
those who invest in tickets to dispose of
the numbers u|K>n which so many hopes
are based and by which so many are blast
It is from the proprietors of the swell
joints, the fortune parlors, the gilded pal
aces of Fortuna that the plaintive cries
are heard. When they meet on the
streets they discuss their woes, deploring
the falling off in business and wondering
when things will brighten up a bit and
admit of the kitty being fed as of old. The
poor little creature is sadly starved now,
and, it is said, unless some hurry to the
rescue, she will be unable to stand the
strain. The kitty is a very important lit
tle animal, and if she is ill-fed, then trou
ble is sure to result.
One who conducts what is known as a
usually popular poker room said the other
day that he had never known things so
dull in his line. He said he hadn’t had a
game to amount to anything for a month.
Now' and then there would be a sitting,
lasting a couple of hours or so. but there
would be probably two or three house
players sitting in, and that is only taking
money out of one pocket and putting It in
When asked for an explanation of the
apparent stroke the popularity of the gam
had suffered, its proprietor replied that he
supposed it was because many of those who
like to indulge now’ and then are out of
the city. He said, too, that there are but
very few traveling men striking the town
now, and that that always makes a differ
ence. Some of the traveling salesmen al
ways feel glad to take a hand for a while
in a quiet little game, but they are not
The man with the woes continued by
saying that he hoped things would be look
ing up a bit a little later on. He does not
consider that the reversal of the fortunes
of himself and his associates In the same
hne of business will be permanent. The
fall Is relied upon to bring a change, a
brightening up in the number of players
and the restoration of the kitty to her
usual sleek and fat proportions.
Were it not that the falling off in the
volume of business done by the establish
ments is due to conditions brought on by
the summer, it might be supposed that the
gambling question was about to settle it
self in Savannah. But the belief of the
professionals that there will be an im
provement later on shows that this must
be a mistake, and it is probable that those
"who toil not. neither do they spin” may
continue to be arrayed as never was Solo
mon in all his glory.
CASE AGAINST THE CENTRAL. *
Rond Is on Hie Rocket Recnnse of
the River Street Track.
The. Central Railroad has been put on
the information docket for keeping its
River street track, west of Bull, in an un
sanitary condition. Division Superintend
ent T. S. Moise is named on the complaint
as the representative of the company.
The complaint was lodged yesterday
morning by Sanitary Inspector Stern,
while Director of Public Works Gadsden
is down as a witness. It is believed the
hearing will result In a drainage arrange
ment on River street that will remove the
objection that has been raised.
The Cudahy packing establishment has
a warehouse opening upon River sweet,
j near Bull, and in front of this are refrig
erator cars loaded with meat. The drip
pings from the ice with which the cars are
stocked cause mud and water to accumu
late. and there is no way for the puddles
to be drained. Near the spot there is a
sewer opening, and an arrangement could
be easily made to remove the cause of
No case has been made against the Cen
tral as to the physical condition of its
track on River street, but there is an un
derstanding that it will be re-planked next
fall. For nearly the entire length of the
track the planking is worn out. and new
boards would bo found a great Improve
ment by pedestrians, bicyclists and driv
ers who have to use the street.
Saturday and Monday we will open our
doors and we cordially invite you to in
spect our values and pass judgment
whether we are worthy of your patron
We will present a hammock with each
pound of our famous Baking powder, also
a Japanese cup and saucer with each
purchase of 25c or over. Prizes or tickets
given In addition to cup and saucer.
Come and hear the music whether you
purchase or not.
Grand Union Tea Cos. 110 Broughton St.,
Ilell'n Telephone Cable.
The Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
graph Company's cable across Savannah
river to Hutchinson's Island has been
completed and No. 626. Seaboard Air Line
Railway agents office on Hutchinson Isl
and, and No. 986, Union Shipping Com
pany tOmpress, Hutchinson's Island, have
A Dcltclons Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and Is truly a delightful enjoyment id
Inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; It
is exhilarating and delicious.
See that the name of Herbert Sper.cer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spenoer cigars are only sold
by the box of SO, Conchas at 13.50, and
Perfectos, It SO at Ulpptnan Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Connies,
streets, o l Una slly.-ad. "
PARENTS AND THE SCHOOLS.
Snpt. Ashmore Discussed Cedartown
Episode From Several Points.
“I believe tact should have been used
by both teacher and parent, ’* said Supt.
Otis Ashmore, of t pe public schools, yes
terday, when discussing the queer case
from Cedartown, that has'just been argued
before the Supreme Court. Dr. William
Bradford wanted a ruling In the case
where his daughter had been expelled
from the Samuel Benedict Memorial
School in Cedartown, for not preparing a
paper in a debate upon the question. "Re
solved, that the American system of jury
trials should be abolished.” Dr. Brad
ford concluded that the subject was too
weighty a one for his 13-year-old daugh
ter, and the dismissal from the school
of the child would have resulted from his
refusal to allow her to expend any time
upon the paper, had it not been that he
secured an injunction in the courts.
"Tact should be used In dealing with
such questions between teachers and par
ents.” continued Supt. Ashmore. "I do
not mean the conniving at wrong, but a
mingling of wisdom and judgment that
might be the means of smoothing over
difficulties and bringing matters back to
• heir proper place. I find tact of inesti
mable value in many of the questions by
which I am confronted in the adminis
tration of the duties of my position.
"It is difficult to say just who was right
in the Cedartow’n episode. The courts us
ually and properly allow wide latitude to
the school authorities, of which the teach
ers are the representatives, in settling
matters pertaining to the conduct of the
institutions, and it may be that such a
subject could be interpreted as complying
with the common school law of instruc
tion in English branches. A debate might
possibly be so considered, though others
would l>elieve it included in high school,
rather than common schol, education.
“Parents should not attempt to dictate
as to what their children should or should
not study. For instance. I should not al
low a man to tell me that his child should
not study arithmetic. I should try to con
vert him to my way of thinking as- to the
advantages of arithmetic in education,
but. that failing, I should tell him that
we were not conducting a school for the
development of children in a one-sided
way. I should impress upon him that we
seek to round off children’s minds, not to
leave them partialy undeveloped.
“Of course this instance of arithmetic is
unusual, but I might employ geography.
In some of the country districts I have
had parents say that their children did
not need to 6tudy geography, as they
w’ould never do any traveling, and they
really desired that the study bo left out of
“If the parent in Cedartow’n considered
the subject assigned to his child as too
difficult, it would have been better for him
• o tell the teacher so and merely request
that she be excused from writing upon it.
A downright refusal to permit her to sub
mit a paper did no good, and the mat
ter might have been settled more har
moniously. Or it would have been easy
enough for the parent to explain one or
two points about the subject to the child,
having her write not more than ten lines,
enough to fulfill the requirements.
“Then the teacher went too far. prob
bab’y. It might have been just as well
to let the matter drop, accepting the
statement that the child could no* write
upon a subject considered beyond her
years and mental development. From my
point of view, both teacher and parent
were in the w’rong.
“The Supreme Court has usually sus
tained the school authorities in cases ap
pealed. Especially has this been true with
regard to corporal punishment, the court ;
believing the teacher to be in loco pa
Col. George A. Mercer, president of the
Board of Education, said the case is sim
ilar <o one Taken before the Supreme
Court from Augusta. The school author
ities were supported in the decision, and
Col. Mercer believes such will be the case
in that brought by the Cedartown man.
Ladles' Might at Isle of Hope.
Mr. W. E. Wimpy, the leading furniture
man, will please the ladies with a prize
for Barbee & Bandy’s guessing contest.
Go out early and enjoy an X No.l fish sup
per. Tide suits for bathing. Respectfully.
Barbee & Bandy.
1 . j
To Brunswick and Rrlurn, gt.oo Via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are Belling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SI.OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. tn. and
5:20 a. m —ad.
First. If well, keep well by taking
Johnson's Tonic. If sick, get well by tak
ing Johnson's Tonic.
Second. Wise men insure their lives;
wiser men insure their health by using
Johnson’s Toni. l .
Third. Johnson's Tonic Is a family
physician, ready to answer ten thousand
calls at once. Its fee is only 50 cents and
the good it does is beyond human reckon
Fourth. Johnson's Tonic costs 50 cents
a bottle if it cures. Not a single cent if
it does not.—ad.
) Receiving Teller.
ng teller at a goo.l bank said
that he was about to get sick. He felt
tired ail time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt as if he ought to take vacation
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug stores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2Ec the box
Respess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—ad.
We have a nice line of cider In bottles
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Lippman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets, Sa.
Snmlny Trips ro flrnnswlok Via
Plnnt System *I.OO.
The riant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m —ad.
Rhine nnd Moselle Wine*.
The fire French wines In bottles are Im
ported direct from the well known house
of Everest, Dupont & Cos., Bordeaux,
France, by Lippmen Bros, of this city!
Llppman Bros, desire to call attention to
the St. Julien brand of claret wine, which
Is very fine, but quite low-priced.
Their Chauteau Looville is known as one
of the finest claret wines imported to the
Llppman Bros.' Importations of Rhine
wlnee are certainly worth the attention
of connoisseurs. They are from the cele
brated wine grower Martin Deutz of
His Bodenhelm Hhine wine Is very nice
and delicious, but low price.
His Marcobrunner Cabinet, from select
ed grapes. Is well worth the attention of
the finest Judges of Rhine wine in the city
His Yohannlsburger Cabinet Is very deli
cate and rare, and Is perfection of wine
and the finest of all.—ad.
Thousand* of Itchy People
Hava been cured quickly by Tetterlne. II ■
cures any form of skin disease. Mrs. M
E. La Ulmer, Biloxi, Miss., had an Itchy
breaking out on her skin. She tends $;
for two boxes postpaid to the manufac
turer, J. T. Khurptrine. Savannah, Ga.,
and writes. "Tetierine is the only thing
that gives me relief.” Send 60 cents Ip
stamps for a box U your druggist doesn’t
( ceu U,-*d. ' ‘
make it the
wheel in the
racket of the
ruts, it T s a
thing of beauty
and the biggest
wheel value in
WM. & H. H.
IT'S YOUR FAULT
You can buy of us, the sole agents
Guaranteed not to rust.
If It does rust bring It back and gel
anew piece without charge.
The Anti-Rust is the best tinware mad#
—and wo sell it. You get a guaranteed
piece of tin when you buy it here.
The BEST tin made, and guaranteed
NOT TO RUST.
We have a full stock, and every article
made is shown in It.
Come here and buy your tin.
It’s the place to get your full dollar’s
G. W. ALLEN k CO.,
STATE AND BARNARD STS.
?VGOD AND STEEL
Hooks of All Kinds.
[ono Sirs is.
113 BROUGHTON STREET. WEST.
B. B. NEAt, F P Millard.
President Vice President I
Henbt Buts, Jr Sec y and Treat I
NEAL-MLAIiD CO. 1
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
Lime, Cement and Plaster,
•hj and Wkltakw ItrMU.
Black Eye, Pigeon and Cow Peas
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all frull*
and vegetables In season.
Hay. Grain. Flour. Feed.
Rice Straw. Magio Poultry and Bloc*
Our Own Cow WcA ete
W. D. SIM KINS & CO.
213 and 215 BAY, WEST.
J. D. WEED Sc C O
Leather Belting, Steam Packing & Bose.
Agents for NEW YORK RUBBER
BELTING AND PACKING COMPAM - -
JOHN f„ BUTLER,
Paints, Oils and Glass, sash, Doors, Blinds,
and Bulldere' Supplies, Plain and Decora
tive Wall Paper. Forolgn and Domet*>
Cements. Lime. Plaster and Hair. Soi#
Agent for Ahestlne Cold Water Taint.
20 Congress street, west, and 1 St. Julian
Empty Molbhici Hoghcu<l toT
C. M. GILBERT & CO.,
M Morphine and Whiskey hat*
its treated without pn>f or
C B Ur H.
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